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The volunteer who saved little Adam's life

Sabah thought that her 18 month-old son, Adam Jamal, wouldn’t survive. "I was watching my son suffer from diarrhea, weight loss, dehydration, and loss of appetite, he could not even cry. I was almost sure that my son would die at any moment. I blamed myself a lot, but I couldn’t do anything to help him. I felt helpless. I was tired as I was pregnant, I had another three weak children and I was loaded with domestic work."

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Yemen: Emergency Response Fund - June 2014

In June 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 2,669,555 to eight new projects. These projects aim to address needs of school children, IDPs, returnees, and host communities, with emergency shelter and non-food items, health, water and sanitation, education, and protection services. The projects targeted people affected by recent conflicts in the governorates of Sa’ada, Hajjah, Abyan, and Al Dhale’e. A total of 23 projects worth US$ 7,277,894 have been approved for funding by the ERF from January to June 2014.

June Update

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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EU Provides Life-Saving Support To Internally Displaced In Yemen

ANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its latest donation of €6 million (US$8 million), which will be used to provide food assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees, as well as supporting WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition.

The contribution came from the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), which was the fourth largest donor to WFP Yemen in 2013, when it provided some US$10 million in funding.

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Yemen Plan of Action 2014-2015 [EN/AR]

INTRODUCTION

Yemen, one of the least developed countries in the world, is experiencing a complex and protracted crisis that has heavily affected its political and socio-economic stability and economic performance.
Years of conflict – compounded by the degradation of natural resources, limited food production, climate change and variability, population growth and widespread unemployment – have made much of Yemen’s population extremely vulnerable.

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Government allocates YR5 billion to reconstruct Amran

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Yemen Times

Published on 24 July 2014 in News
Ali Saeed (author)

SANA’A, July 23—President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi announced during a visit to Amran city on Wednesday that the government allocated YR5 billion ($23 million) to reconstruct battle-damaged Amran city, 50km north of the capital Sana’a.

President Hadi was accompanied by several government officials to Amran city, which was his first visit since being elected on Feb. 21, 2012.

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Number of IDPs continues to rise as 100 families displaced in Al-Jawf

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Yemen Times

Published on 24 July 2014 in News
Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)

SANA’A, July 23—About 100 families were displaced in Al-Jawf governorate from Al-Ghail district to Al-Hazm district since the breakout of violence between the Houthis and tribesmen affiliated with the Islah Party. Their displacement adds to the half a million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen, as estimated by multiple relief agencies.

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Tribal mediation committee continues efforts to end fighting in Al-Jawf

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Yemen Times

Published on 24 July 2014 in News
Amal Al-Yarisi (author)

SANA'A, July 23—A tribal mediation committee in Al-Jawf governorate is trying to salvage an existing ceasefire agreement that has been violated.

The Houthis and members of the Islah Party each blame each other for breaking the agreement.

Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, a member of the Houthis’ Political Office, said that the Islah party did not abide by the ceasefire agreement.

“Islah militants are targeting the Houthis,” he said.

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Food aid for newly-displaced Yemenis

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Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief has distributed 1,500 foodpacks to people forced from their homes by the latest outbreak of conflict in Yemen.

Islamic Relief delivered the food parcels in Sana’a, as part of coordinated efforts to assist families displaced by violence in the governorate of Amran, which began several months ago.

The conflict has seen at least 500 people seeking safety in school buildings in Amran, and more than 20,000 individuals fleeing to neighbouring Sana’a and Hajja.

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Yemen: Amran conflict Situation Report No. 7 (as of 23 July 2014)

A measles outbreak has been reported in Arhab District (Sana’a Governorate), adjacent to Amran. Humanitarian partners are meeting this week to discuss response and containment strategies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USAID Press Office
+1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov |​​ Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Fifth Power aims to strengthen role of youth in the transition

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Yemen Times

Published on 17 July 2014 in Report
Ali Abulohoom (author)

Yemeni youth are widely credited with igniting the 2011 uprising in Yemen which eventually led to the ousting of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

However, many youth complain that their role has been diminished since established political parties, which opposed Saleh’s regime during the uprising, quieted down with the signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative, which drew parties further into the corridors of power.

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Civil Society Successes in Yemen Applauded by US Embassy and USAID

More than 150 people attended an Iftar dinner hosted by Counterpart International’s Responsive Government Project (RGP) in Yemen to mark the holy month of Ramadan and to celebrate its work with USAID and civil society government partners. The attendees heard from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Ellen Thornburn and the USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith. Thornburn praised the achievements of the civil society sector, telling the audience that they inspired hope for the future.

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Mediation committee arrives in Al-Jawf

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Yemen Times

Published on 22 July 2014 in News
Amal Al-Yarisi (author)

SANA’A, July 21—Amid the arrival of a mediation committee on Saturday to Al-Jawf governorate, the Houthis and the Islah Party traded blame and put forth differing views on whether a ceasefire is in effect.

Mubarak Al-Abadi, director of Islah Party’s Media Department in Al-Jawf, claims the fighting ended and both parties have been abiding by the ceasefire since the arrival of a mediation committee on Saturday.

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Explosive kills two in Dhamar

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Yemen Times

Published on 22 July 2014 in News
Abdulkareem Al-Nahari (author)

DHAMAR, July 21—Two young men were killed when an improvised explosive device went off on Friday in Otoma district, Dhamar governorate.

A source inside Otoma’s police department, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the explosion took place in Salem Mountain in the Bait Al-Sharfi area, killing two brothers, named Mujahed Mahdi Al-Sharifi, 25, and Jamal Mahdi Al-Sharifi, 23.

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Global terrorism fatalities up 30%, risk of attacks increase most in China, Egypt, Kenya, and Libya

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Maplecroft

Over the last 12 months, global fatalities from acts of terrorism have risen 30% compared to the previous five year average, according to a new security monitoring service from global risk analytics company Maplecroft, which also identifies China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya as seeing the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.

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Urging Israeli-Palestinian parties to renew ceasefire efforts, Secretary-General tells Security Council conflict’s root causes must be addressed

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7222nd Meeting (AM)

Speakers Also Debate Pressing Concerns in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen

Although a ceasefire was critical in ending the escalating violence, if the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not addressed, the problem would never be solved, but merely delayed for yet another time, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today during an open debate on the Middle East.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of June 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level targets and briefly summarizes major needs and response during the month. In Yemen, partners estimate that 14.7 million people – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian aid in 2014.This year’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) seeks US$592 million to assist 7.6 million of the most vulnerable.Cluster Coordinators are available to provide details on cluster activities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.